Voter Registration FAQs

Q: Can I register to vote in Indiana?
You can register to vote in Indiana, if you are:
- 18 years old by the day of the general election;
- A United States citizen;
- Have lived in your precinct in Indiana for at least 30 days before the next general election;
- and not currently in prison after conviction of a crime.

Q: What if I don't live in a traditional residence?
If you have a non-traditional residence, you still have the right to register and vote. Simply draw a map indicating where you live (where you usually spend the night) and list a mailing address within your county that can be used to mail your notification that you are registered.

Q: Am I already registered?
You can call or stop by the county voter registration office to find out if you are currently registered to vote.
Q: I'm turning 18 right before the election, when can I register? When can I vote?
If you are turning 18 before or on the next general election date, you can register. You can vote in both the primary and general election, even if you are not 18 on the primary election date. However, you will not be eligible to vote on school board members elected at the primary election.

Q: Where can I register to vote?
You may register to vote at a variety of places: your county voter registration office or circuit court clerk office, any license branch or public assistance office or other sites. You may register to vote in Indiana by mail on a simple, pre-addressed card that you can pick up at public libraries, license branches, and local school corporations with public secondary schools or local government offices.

Q: How do I register to vote?
You only need to fill out a simple form that asks for name, address, birth date and a voter identification number (see explanation below); optional information includes telephone number and e-mail address. It also helps us if you list any previous name or address you have used on a former voter registration.

Q: What is my Voter Identification Number as required on the voter registration form?
The voter identification number is your Indiana driver's license number or Indiana identification card number as issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If you do not have an Indiana driver's license or identification card, then you would provide the last four digits of your social security number.
Q: What if I am unable to fill out the form myself?
Someone can help you fill out the form; however, if you cannot sign your name, you must make an identifying mark on the signature line. If someone fills out the form for you, that person must write his or her name and address in the lower right hand corner of the form.

Q: When must I register to vote?
You can register to vote any time of the year. However, to vote in a primary or general election, you must be registered at least twenty-nine (29) days before that election. A mail-in voter registration application must be postmarked at least twenty-nine days in advance of that election.

Q: What do I do when I move?
On a voter registration form, check address change and fill out all the information, including your previous address. You can use a mail-in form or do this in person at any county voter registration office. It is very important that you do this so that we can cancel your old voter registration.

Q: What if I move right before an election?
If you move in the last twenty-nine (29) days before the election, you may still vote. In order to do so, please contact your county voter
registration office. If you moved more than 29 days before the election and did not change your registration before the deadline, you will not be eligible to vote at your former address unless you qualify to do so under special procedures. Contact your county voter registration office for more information.

Q: When will I be registered?
Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your
eligibility. If you are eligible, the office will send you a voter registration card. Once you receive that card, you will be registered. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice requesting the missing information. If you have not received a voter
registration card or a notice within about 30 days, call your county voter registration office.

Q: Can anyone cancel my voter registration?
The only way your voter registration may be canceled is (1) if you are convicted of a crime and imprisoned, (2) if your county voter registration office is notified that you have registered at a new address or (3) if your county voter registration office is notified of your death. You can
request that your voter registration be canceled, if for any reason you no longer wish to be registered. You can no longer be "purged" simply because you have not voted recently. Because this is the case, please notify your county voter registration office if you move or change your name.

Q: Where will I vote?
Call your county voter registration office to find out your polling place.

Q: What if I can't get to the polls on election day?
You may vote by absentee ballot for a variety of reasons: if you will be outside the county on election day; working in another poll on election day; confined due to illness, injury, or disability; or scheduled to work during the twelve (12) hours the poll is open. You must request an
absentee ballot from your county election board before the election in order to vote absentee.

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